Spotswood, NJ
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Spotswood is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 8,476 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Spotswood is the 240th largest community in New Jersey.

Spotswood is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Spotswood is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Spotswood who work in office and administrative support (15.33%), management occupations (10.03%), and sales jobs (9.70%).

Also of interest is that Spotswood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Spotswood is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Spotswood’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Even though Spotswood is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of Spotswood citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.78% of adults in Spotswood have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Spotswood in 2010 was $33,750, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $135,000 for a family of four. However, Spotswood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Spotswood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Spotswood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Spotswood include Irish, Polish, German, and English.

The most common language spoken in Spotswood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.

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